Pretend Stained Glass
This is an easy way to make pretend stained glass using:
- wax paper
- crayon sharper (or a knife- to make crayon shavings)
- any flat objects (like glitter, dried leaves, stickers, paper scraps, pictures from magazines, etc.)
- an iron. You’ll encase the flat objects and crayon shavings in waxed paper, iron it, and then hang your masterpiece from a window!
Cut 2 pieces of waxed paper (the same size). Choose any size that you want your masterpiece to be. Cut them to be matching shapes.
Collect flat things that you want to encase in the waxed paper. Put one piece of the waxed paper on a flat surface. Arrange the objects on the paper. Add crayon shavings for color accents (these will melt later on). The easiest way to get crayon shavings is by using a crayon sharpener.
This part is for an adult to do. Put a few layers of newspaper on your ironing board. Put the waxed paper artwork on top of this. Put the second piece of waxed paper on top of the artwork. Carefully put a few layer of newspapers on top of the whole thing. Now iron it on medium heat, checking it frequently to make sure it isn’t burning. Stop ironing when the waxed paper layers are stuck together and the crayon shavings are melted. To help avoid unsealed parts, try to leave a rim of waxed paper around the edges without any fillings.
When the artwork has cooled off, trim the edges carefully; using pinking shears on the edges can look nice (don’t trim right near any of the fillings). If there any unsealed parts, patch them with some transparent tape. Punch a hole near the top for hanging (or just use tape).
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